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SPECIAL ORDERS,

HDQRS. FIRST MILITARY DISTRICT, No. 3. May 13, 1864.

The troops of this command north of the Appomattox River, between it and Swift Creek, will be under the orders and report to Major General D. H. Hill. General Hill will report to these headquarters.

By command of Brigadier-General Wise:

JAS. H. PEARCE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

MAY 13, 1864-10 a.m.

General BRAGG,

Richmond:

I have heard nothing from General Beauregard, and doubt whether he can communicate; but I will know of his advance by the firing, and will immediately co-operate. The enemy are still in my front.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864.

General BRAGG,

Richmond:

Heavy skirmishing going on in my front now. I will be ready to co-operate with General Beuregard.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

MAY 13, 1864-4 o'clock.

General BRAGG:

I will be ready to co-operate with General Beauregard.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS COMMAND,

May 13, 1864-7.30 p.m.

General BRAGG,

Richmond, Va.:

I still hold the outer line, but the force of the enemy is so great that they can go entirely around it, and have now done so. My force is not sufficient to fill up the entrenchments, and I cannot leave them to fight, as Drewry's Bluff has to be protected. General Beauregard writes he would be here this evening. Can any troops be send down the railroad from Richmond upon the enemy? Or if they could be send directly here we can push through their lines and join General Beauregard, and then attack their whole force.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.

HEADQUARTERS,

Drewry's Bluff, May 13, 1864-7.30 p.m.

Major General R. RANSOM:

GENERAL: The enemy are in heavy force on my right between the Bluff and Richmond.

R. F. HOKE,

Major-General.